work day is too damn long
Can't get anything done if you have to spend all day at work.
word. I estimate that we spend 10-12 hours with work and 2-4 hours with our own interests.
It is evil!!!!!! damn that Henry Ford.
March 23rd, 2007 12:04am
Why damn Henry Ford? He instituted an eight day work week when formerly the week had been ten hours. Not only that, but he gave the workers weekends off.
"...the minimum wage in his industries would be five dollars for a day of eight hours. At that time a good wage was two dollars and a half for a day of ten hours. Now he makes another announcement far more important than the one which then went round the world.
'We have,' he said, 'decided upon and at once put into effect through all the branches of our industries the five day week. Hereafter there will be no more work with us on Saturdays and Sundays. These will be free days, but the men, according to merit, will receive the same pay equivalent as for a full six day week. A day will continue to be eight hours, with no overtime.' "
We should probably thank Henry Ford for moving things in the right direction. Now whom should we blame for pushing things in the opposite direction, back to the bad old days of obligatory overtime?
"He instituted an eight day work week when formerly the week had been ten hours."
Well that's a good reason to damn him right there, going from 10 hours a week to 8 days a week.